A Guide to Winter Tree Trimming
– Find out why tree trimming is important
– Autumn and winter are best for tree care
– Discover how Tree Squadron can help
If you think your tree is getting a bit overgrown – be it through overhanging into a neighbour’s garden, losing its beautiful shape or posing a safety risk from falling branches – then it’s recommended that you prune your tree branches. If you’re thinking of having your tree trimmed, then there’s no better time of the year to have it done than through the autumn and winter.
Trim Your Tree In Autumn and Winter
The best time of the year to trim your tree is either in autumn or winter, and there are a few reasons for this. One is because autumn is the time of the year where the leaves fall off the trees, allowing for easier access to trim branches. It also makes spotting problem branches easier too.
In addition to this, trees are dormant in winter, meaning any trimming you carry out in the colder seasons won’t put as much stress on the tree compared to other months. Growth is also slower, meaning that you can be sure when trimming any branches such as overhanging ones that they won’t grow back quickly to be an issue once more.
Storms are more likely in the colder, wetter and windier months too, leading to the increased likelihood of trees and their branches posing a hazard. It’s because of this that removing any excess branches from your trees can also increase safety.
The backend of the year going into the new one is also a good time to carry out tree work to ensure your trees are ready for the approaching spring. When flowers are blooming and blossom appears on trees, it’s not the best time to be lopping off branches, and winter tree care ensures your garden will be well-maintained to welcome in the warmer months.
Other Autumn and Winter Tree Care Is Also Recommended
It’s not just trimming your trees you can be doing in autumn and winter either. Tree surveys are also beneficial during the wintertime as spotting symptoms of tree diseases such as ash dieback can be easier thanks to the bark on the trunk being exposed.
It’s for that reason you might want to have your tree removed, with the stump being removed afterwards. You might also want to remove your tree to prepare your garden for spring, allowing you time to plant other greenery in its place that doesn’t have to compete for the sunlight.
All Year Round For Problem Trees
Just because the colder months are better for trimming trees, it doesn’t mean it’s the only time of year to carry it out. If you have a problem tree that is causing issues, then don’t feel like you have to wait until the weather gets cold for you to act.
Certainly in the cases of diseased or dying trees, you will want to have those issues sorted out as soon as possible to stop a tree falling down or other trees becoming infected. And if a storm or other weather incident does damage your tree beyond repair rendering it unsafe, then it’s recommended to have it removed no matter what time of the year it is.
Winter Tree Care at Tree Squadron
At Tree Squadron, we’re happy to carry out tree services all throughout the year, but now’s a better time than any to have your trees in the best condition in preparation for the spring. Based in Cardiff, we have years of experience carrying out work in Newport, Penarth and the Vale of Glamorgan.